Randy Rhoads Les Paul question

n4p226r

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Anyone know the real history of this guitar? I’ve heard it was a 74 most places and a 72 some places. I’m guessing 72 because wouldn’t a 74 have the 20th anniversary inlay? Either way I love some white Les Paul customs.
 
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As a side note: DeBrow and the guys in Q.R. bought it for him because at the time he was playing an SG that would not stay in tune. I don't know why they thought the LP would stay in tune better, but that's the story.
 
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Anyone know the real history of this guitar? I’ve heard it was a 74 most places and a 72 some places. I’m guessing 72 because wouldn’t a 74 have the 20th anniversary inlay? Either way I love some white Les Paul customs.

It's Randy Rhoads* :), and it was a 1974.
 

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As a side note: DeBrow and the guys in Q.R. bought it for him because at the time he was playing an SG that would not stay in tune. I don't know why they thought the LP would stay in tune better, but that's the story.
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That was my very thought as I was reading it. Well-played.
 

X Ray

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A page, quite good, telling (among others) the history of that Les Paul


A Premier report

 

Kyusha

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A page, quite good, telling (among others) the history of that Les Paul


A Premier report

first link says 74 and second one says 72 lol
 

NSDQRKR

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I think his 74 LP was stock except for the tuners lol according to various accounts. Although RR is known for the V his LP may have been his favorite. Saw him in concert before he died…yes there is a lot of hype surrounding him but he was pretty awesome. And I had seen EVH live twice before seeing RR. Ozzy sounded terrible though…just like DLR.
 

skhan007

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It must've been tough for someone of slight stature to gig a 10 lb. beast of a boat anchor like a Norlin-era LPC.
 

agquake

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As a side note: DeBrow and the guys in Q.R. bought it for him because at the time he was playing an SG that would not stay in tune. I don't know why they thought the LP would stay in tune better, but that's the story.
It’s *DuBrow, as an fyi.
 

stargazer747

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Most articles I remember reading back in the 80s from so many guitar mags that Randy Rhoads graced the front cover of as well as many recent online references listed it as a '74 model.
 




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